Hohenstein Lodge

Hohenstein Lodge: Information from the owner

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Type Lodge
No. of rooms 14
Last updated 8-Apr-2016

Main description of Hohenstein Lodge

Hohenstein Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities Eco Friendly
Room facilities Disabled Rooms, Fan, Hair Dryer, Safe, Shower, Verandah, Detached Private Bathroom, Mosquito Nets, Wheelchair Friendly, Laundry Service (Available)
Available services Credit Card, Room Service
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided), Cultural Tours, Hiking, Rhino Tracking, Rock Climbing

Room types at Hohenstein Lodge

Standard Double Room

Standard Double Room

Spacious double room with a double/twin bed (please specify preference), bathroom en-suite. Relax in the private atmosphere of the shady terrace belonging to each room and enjoy the unique scenic view.

Activities at Hohenstein Lodge



A two-day adventure – from a comfortab-
le lodge to a romantic night in the African
Wilderness, off ered exclusively to guests
of the Hohenstein Lodge. After hiding
its treasures for more than 10 years, the
mythical Etemba opens its gates again,
presenting the new Etemba Wilderness
You are welcomed with a refreshing drink,
served on the panorama terrace of the
lodge, situated at the foot of the highest
mountain in the Erongo Mountain Range.
Arrival at the Lodge not later than 2pm.
Otherwise it could be too late for the af-
ternoon activities.
Accompanied by an experienced guide,
the afternoon excursion takes you to the
“Boulder Forest”, characterised by spec-
tacular rock formations and luscious ve-
getation. On the steep mountain slopes,
semi-precious stones like Tourmalines,
Aquamarines and Mountain Crystal are
found. You are given a glimpse into the
work and life of the small miners, working
on the slopes and hoping for the one big
fi nd.
On the decent you are treated to spec-
tacular views, with the sun setting be-
hind the majestic Spitzkoppe mountain.
A twenty minute drive takes you back to
the lodge, where a 3-course dinner awaits
After a scrumptious breakfast, the journey
takes you to Etemba (in your own vehic-
le). The route takes you past the Erongo
Mountain along one of the most scenic
routes in the country. From the gate of the
Farm Anibib (situated along the D2315
approx. 45 km west of Omaruru) you drive
through the area of the ‚Erongo Mountain
Rhino Sanctuary Trust‘ to Etemba. In ex-
traordinary situations, especially weather
conditions, the car can be parked safely
and your guide will pick you up here.
Etemba has hosted guests from Europe
from as early as 1960. A spectacular land-
scape has evolved between the peaks of
the Erongo Mountain Range and the river-
bed of the Omaruru. Situated at a histo-
rical gathering place of the bushmen, is
the newly built Etemba Wilderness Camp.
After a short rest with coff ee and cake,
you will be taking a walk to the famous
bushmen paintings, which have been de-
clared a National Monument more than 50
years ago.
Tonight you will enjoy a traditional braai
in the spectacular setting of the camp,
amidst gigantic rock boulders.
Departure after breakfast.

Hiking Trails  and Bird watching

Hiking Trails and Bird watching

• Hiking and climbing on the giant granite
rocks in „Boulder Forest“
• Guided half-day hikes to the mineral
miners at the Hohenstein digging for
tourmalines, aquamarines and other
minerals on the steep slopes
• Hikes or walks on well-maintained trails
on the farm grounds, through dry river
beds and past ancient camel thorn
• Bird watching

Visit the Mineral Miners at Boulders Forest

Visit the Mineral Miners at Boulders Forest

Hikes or walks on well-maintained trails
on the farm grounds, through dry river
beds and past ancient camel thorn

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